Archive for September 27, 2018

SPLM-IO: Terms and Conditions for our Official Return to Juba, South Sudan

Posted: September 27, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

27/09/2018

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE FORMATION OF THE COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PRE-INTERIM PERIOD AND ON SPLM/SPLA(IO) RETURN TO JUBA

Thursday, September 27, 2018 (PW) — The leadership of the SPLM/SPLA(IO) would like to inform our members and the public at large, that the recent decree issued by President Salva Kiir announcing the formation of the Committee for the Implementation of the Pre-Transitional Period, is legitimate and that President Salva Kiir issued this decree in consultation with the leadership of the opposition groups and in accordance with the provisions of the agreement, with the exception of gender balance. The movement assures members that it is fully committed to the negotiated settlement and its full implementation, in letter and spirit and we shall continue to use the negotiated settlement to achieve our main objective, fundamental change in our country. There shall be no shortcuts.

Our members should be confident that despite the formation of the committee for implementation of the pre-interim period, your Movement has not surrendered to the regime and there shall be no return to Juba until the regime has shown some signs of seriousness regarding peace. The Movement has nominated our members because we don’t believe simply nominating, or not nominating members to a committee should derail the peace process. That your Movement has nominated members to the committee, does not mean they will go to Juba tomorrow. No! The members nominated by the Movement shall only go to Juba once there is a conducive environment for the implementation of the pre-interim period and we are satisfied with the arrangements. The SPLM/SPLA(IO) considers the pre-interim period of eight months, as the litmus test for the success of the entire peace process and the onus is on the regime.

The regime should start creating this environment, by reciprocating the SPLM/SPLA(IO) release of PoW’s of December, 2017 which was in coordination with the ICRC and in accordance with the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement (CoHA), signed at that time. The regime should also honor these agreements and show their commitment to peace with the immediate release of all prisoners of war, political prisoners and detainees, starting with Hon. Aggrey Idri, Hon. Dong Samuel, Hon. James Gadet, Hon. Marko Lokidor. The Security Arrangements of the agreement also include provisions for demilitarization of major town centers, deployment of a Regional Protection Force, mandated by the UNSC and the training of a national army. This is why the regime’s invitation to the leaders of the opposition to Juba, to celebrate peace’, without implementing the security arrangements, is a nonstarter. It is our contention that we should celebrate peace with our people when they are repatriated and out of the zeriba like conditions this war has made them live under, in Internally Displaced and Refugee Camps.

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Women Decry lack of gender quota among pre-interim committee of R-TGONU

Posted: September 27, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan